On March 23, 1898 the Boston Globe ran this headline: “Gen, Wheelock G. Veazey Dead.” Known as a Citizen, Jurist and Public Official, his life is documented here by David F. Cross, M.D.
As quoted in the Globe, “his record as a citizen, soldier, jurist and public official…could add luster to any…American family”.
A graduate of Dartmouth, he studied law at Albany Law School, and opened a practice in Springfield, VT. As the Civil War began he enlisted, rose quickly in the ranks, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor at the battle of Gettysburg.
He returned to his law practice in 1863, becoming a state senator and later a Justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. At his death in 1898 he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Photographs and numerous Back Notes enhance this excellent account.